25 Blissett Street
About John Bangs:
John Bangs studied Fine Art at Reading University under the tuition of Claude Rogers and Terry Frost RA. After gaining his degree, he completed a teaching course at Goldsmith's College and then spent a number of years teaching art and literacy at Bow Secondary School and Templars Special School.
John was Education Officer for the National Union Teachers until September 2010. 'He now spends more time on his own art work as well as continuing to act as consultant for Education International and work with Cambridge University as Honorary Visiting Fellow.
John works mostly in dry pastels, using colour as an expressionistic tool for recording memories of valued places and people. In this way he views his drawings as being a form of visual diary, and cites the work of Edward Hopper, Jack Yeats, Pierre Bonnard, Jeff Wall and Tacita Dean as influential in the development of his work.
John has been participating with the Greenwich Open Studios group for several years. He has exhibited many times at the annual Whitechapel Open exhibitions, and at local galleries such as the Woodlands Gallery and Blackheath Concert Halls.
You can view some of John's work by moving your cursor over the thumbnails to the left. This will reveal a highlighted version of the image. Click the thumbnail to launch a detailed image or to browse the entire collection.
I'm having a small one person show of new work at the 'Made in Greenwich' Gallery, Creek Road, Greenwich Town Centre 12th-20th November. There will be a Meet the Artist event on Sunday 13th November between 2-5 pm with refreshments which the Gallery and I will be hosting. Do come to the show.
I am a member of Greenwich Open Studios: www.greenwichopenstudios.co.uk.